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    ArchLinux: 201411-1: tnftp: arbitrary command execution

    Date 01 Nov 2014
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package tnftp before version 20141031-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary command execution.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201411-1
    Severity: High
    Date    : 2014-11-01
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2014-8517
    Package : tnftp
    Type    : arbitrary command execution
    Remote  : No
    Link    :
    The package tnftp before version 20141031-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
    command execution.
    Upgrade to 20141031-1.
    # pacman -Syu "tnftp>=20141031-1"
    The problem has been fixed upstream in version 20141031.
    Specifying the output filename with -o when using tnftp with HTTP will
    prevent from arbitrary command execution.
    A malicious webserver can trick tnftp below 20141031 via HTTP redirects
    into executing arbitrary commands.
    A malicious webserver can create an evil redirect which will execute
    arbitrary commands when a local user fetches that URL with tnftp.

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